Horner, John R. (No. 7703)

Horner, John R

Private

No. 7703, 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of wounds on Monday 30 September 1918

Buried:

Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave III. B. 20)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that John R. Horner was born in Lisburn, lived in Bangor and enlisted in Belfast.

Private John R. Horner served with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 109th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he died of wounds at 36 Casualty Clearing Station on 30 September 1918 during the Allied Offensive against all sections of the German line.

Private John R. Horner had made his will on 4 December 1916 and in it he left all of his property and effects to his sister, Miss E. Horner, of 3163 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, USA.

When Private John R. Horner’s CWGC headstone was being made, his next-of-kin details were recorded as Mrs A. Grant, 38 Claygate Road, West Ealing, W.13.

John Horner was born on 1 November 1879 in Antrim Street, Lisburn and he was a son of Daniel and Margaret Horner (nee McCluskey, sometimes McClusky) who were married on 24 December 1866 in Magheragall Parish Church of Ireland Church.  Daniel Horner from Lisburn was a son of Robert Hanna, a tradesman.  Margaret McCluskey from Magheragall was a daughter of Richard McCluskey, a farmer.

Daniel Horner and Margaret McCluskey (sometimes McClusky) had five children:

Annie (born 9 February 1868 in Antrim Lane, Lisburn)

Eliza Jane (born 30 April 1870 in Antrim Lane, Lisburn)

Maria (twin, born 2 August 1877 in Antrim Lane, Lisburn; died 1877)

Harriet (twin, born 2 August 1877 in Antrim Lane, Lisburn; died 1877)

John (born 1 November 1879 in Antrim Street, Lisburn)

Their mother, Margaret Horner, died of bronchitis on 16 February 1897 at home in Antrim Street, Lisburn.

Their father, Daniel Horner, died of heart disease on 25 February 1901 at home in Antrim Street, Lisburn.  His son John was with him when he died.

Annie Horner and John Grant were married on 21 November 1898 in Lisburn Church of Ireland Cathedral.  Anne Horner, a spinster from Lisburn was a daughter of Daniel Horner, a nailer (horse-shoer).  John Grant, a draper from Lisburn was a son of Robert H. Grant, a butler.